Monday, October 25, 2010

New Moon Baby

So I was rifling through my many lyric diaries the other day and found a concept page I had written for my solo EP, and whilst I have essentially kept to my concept, I had dated this page November 2009… This may not mean much to anyone but me, but I find it very shocking, as I had an EP written but just not finished at the time I wrote this down, meaning that I have spent a year procrastinating and scrapping songs and only have done one solo show… whilst drunk. So essentially I have gone backwards in the last eleven months and am further from putting anything of substance out there.

This makes me wonder how anyone put any of their own music out with any confidence in the quality. When you are in a band it is a lot easier, because everyone contributes towards a final product, everyone has their favourite/least-favourite songs and are able to make decisions about what will work on a record and what can be scrapped or re-written or whatever, but when you are doing it all by yourself, including production, it’s a different ball game, full of self-doubt and double guessing… so my resolve it to just put up a bunch of demos and see what sticks, then produce the most well received and whatever I write in the meantime that is of any good and release it as some kind of free EP that is downloadable. So expect a link to the first instalment in this series of (probably pretty scrappy) demos within the next little while! I still have to finish off the vocals, as I got sick with a shitty virus half way through recording (with a broken arm no less) and don’t really want to immortalise my currant nasally tones.

Here’s a picture of the potted vegie garden K-Dub and I established over the weekend, it’s going to rule!

Go and listen to 'Anchorage' by Franz Nicolay


  1. I would pick the songs that feel good to you- (don't worry about how they will be received). Choose the ones that make you want to bend your knees and tap your feet!

    I see what you mean about needing someone to critique your tunes with "fresh ears" but don't let that dictate which direction you take.

  2. I'm keen to hear this, it's been too long since i've heard anything from the battle-scarred (sorry!) studio/mansion/pub that is 409.